Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Newspaper Correction of the Day

From the June 13th New York Times:
An article Thursday about the perspective that video clips provide on the legal thinking of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who has been nominated for the Supreme Court, included a statement from a speech she made in April. The report quoted Judge Sotomayor saying in a speech in April that "Article IV of the Constitution" says treaties are "the supreme law of the land." She misspoke; in fact, as several readers later noted, it is Article VI that refers to treaties.
(via Bench Memos)


OBloodyHell said...

So someone nominated to the SCotUS can't recite, at least the principle ideas, by article, of the Constitution?


suek said...

Nah...it's just that those Roman numerals are so easy to mix up...!

Of course, that excuse would mean she'd have to "speak" the Roman numeral, doesn't it. That might be tricky...